Making your own ribbon board is fun and easy. Especially if you have some cardboard and scrap material lying around! I did so, I thought it would be fun to make one for in my nursery room where my kids can display pictures, notes and crafts they make. First get your materials rounded up . . .
- Card board
- hot glue gun and glue
- scrap material
- thumb tacks
- decorative push pins or tacks (optional)
I had some matting board laying around left over from matting some of my artwork. So, I decided to use it up in this craft project. Cardboard or foam board would work well too.
I cut the mat board into two matching pieces. I covered them in some material I had. Using thumb tacks and hot glue, I fastened the edges onto the back of the board.
Next, I went through my ribbon stash (ribbon . . . another one of my weaknesses) found this cute green poke-a-dot and cut strips to lay diagonally in one direction. I fastened the ends on the back with hot glue.
Then I cut ribbon to lay diagonally in the other direction, fastening the ends to the back of the board with hot glue.
Lastly, I picked some of the criss cross parts (where the ribbon overlaps) to glue together so my photos don't slip down. Some ribbon boards have decorative push pins where the ribbons cross to stop photos from slipping. These are nice because you can move them to fit your photos. I didn't have any, so I just used one drop of hot glue and tried to imagine the best places to put them. I could always get some nice push pins to use on them if it doesn't work out.
Here is the finished product! I hung them on the wall using Command Strip - one for each. Next to pictures of my kids. Right now its holding pics of their cousins, a photo of mom and dad, birthday invite, etc.
I'm really happy with how it turned out. You can find ribbon boards for a decent price, but these cost me nothing! Hand-made, from supplies I already had. Great addition to my kid's room where they can display photos, cards and artwork.
What project do you have planned to use up leftover supplies in your home? I would love to hear about it!